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Chapman becomes U.S. citizen

Aroldis Chapman will be cleared to appear out of the Yankees' bullpen on May 9, and when he makes his debut in pinstripes, the flame-throwing closer will do so as a United States citizen.
8 hours ago

Yankees' Aroldis Chapman officially a U.S. citizen

Arolids Chapman defected from Cuba in 2009. On Friday, he officially became a U.S. citizen. When Aroldis Chapman's 30-game suspension ends on May 9, the Yankees reliever will likely have one of his best days of the 2016 calendar year. But it probably won't come close to topping Friday. As the 28-year-old Cuban announced on Instagram, he's...
12 hours ago

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie Sanders v. Aroldis Chapman

First Round Matchup | No. 6 Reggie Sanders v. No. 11 Aroldis Chapman Sanders: A seventh round pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, Reggie Sanders spent his first eight seasons in Cincinnati. In his first full season, 1992, Sanders finished fourth in the Rooke of the Year voting behind a few names you may recognize: Eric Karros, Moises Alou […] Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Reggie...
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22 hours ago

Braves shopping alleged domestic abuser Hector Olivera

We’ve picked on the Atlanta Braves just a bit this season, so what’s one more post critical of the team? On Sunday, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves are shopping outfielder Hector Olivera, acquired last season from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Olivera is currently under MLB-sponsored administrative leave while allegations of domestic violence are being investigated...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Hicks guns down runner at plate with 105.5 mph throw

One of the Yankees’ strengths this season was supposed to be their defense, but it’s been anything but that in the early going. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any bright spots, though, and one of the most impressive plays of the season came from the right arm of Aaron Hicks on Wednesday night. The Yankees were having a disaster of an inning in the fourth, with the previously...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred to rule soon on suspension for Jose Reyes

Baseball season is underway, but Jose Reyes remains in purgatory… for now. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he will rule soon on how long a suspension the Rockies shortstop will face for a domestic violence incident in Maui on Oct. 31. Reyes allegedly grabbed his wife by the throat and threw her against a glass door. Hawaii prosecutors last week dismissed charges against...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman suspended 30 games for domestic violence

Closer Aroldis Chapman has been suspended 30 games under the league’s domestic violence policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Tuesday. Chapman will not appeal, and will lose about $1.7 million in salary. Since the ban is just 30 games, Chapman will become a free agent after the season. There was a chance he would be under team control for two seasons if he was held out...
Via BP Bronx
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman suspended 30 games by MLB, won't appeal

Aroldis Chapman will have to wait to make his debut for the New York Yankees. Major League Baseball suspended the hard-throwing left-handed pitcher for 30 games Tuesday stemming from domestic abuse allegations. In a reported dispute with his girlfriend in October, Chapman allegedly pushed and choked his girlfriend. Chapman wasn’t charged. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reported...
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman says he will appeal any suspension

  Aroldis Chapman arrived at spring training on Thursday as pitchers and catchers were set to report to camp. The New York Yankees closer was asked about his domestic violence case and confirmed he met with investigators over it. He also said that he would appeal any suspension handed down by MLB for the matter. Chapman told reporters he does not know if/when suspension is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman will not face domestic violence charges

New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman will not face any charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that took place with his girlfriend back in October. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ on Thursday that the Florida State Attorney’s office has decided to not move forward with criminal charges against Chapman due to a lack of evidence. Here are some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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